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  1. Wanted: 90-92 RD04 XRV750 Seat

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hello XRV Fans! I am writing to learn if anyone may have an RD04 XRV750 seat collecting dust that you may be willing to sell. Please let me know what you have regardless of its condition. (If the XRV650 seats are interchangeable with the XRV750 seats, I would consider these seats as well.)...
  2. NX 650 right exhaust valve adjustment

    Dominator / FMX
    Ok guys, i know i'm getting a bit annoying, but it's my first bike and i want to learn how to maintenance it. :D How do you set the infamous (auto decomp.) right side exhaust valve before you go adjusting the tolerance on it? What is the proper procedure to do this? Its a 1998. NX 650 W...
  3. Black Rear Shock Spring: OEM?

    Africa Twin
    Forum Members, Hello and happy holidays! My 1990 RD04 was purchased with a Showa rear shock, black spring and a remote Showa reservoir of MV1-003. Was the original OEM spring red? I am curious to learn if Showa shock and spring are OEM. Thanks in advance for your feedback. David
  4. Rear Shock: White Power - Reputation/Status

    Africa Twin
    Forum Members, Hello and happy holidays. A White Power rear shock was installed on my 1991 RD04 AT when I purchased it. I am curious to learn if anyone is aware of White Power or the reputation of their shocks. I assume the company may have been acquired, renamed or closed. There is very...
  5. street smarts safe rideing video

    great video its pretty old but still very relevant I am sure we can all learn something from it enjoy :thumbup:
  6. Serious newbie

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi Guys, I am so glad I found this site. Just bought an 1982 xr500 r and need some serious guidance. I'm here to learn as much as I can, so if I annoy some of you with questions please bare with me ( I blame my mild OCD for this).
  7. Naughty me !

    I can't help myself when cars at the lights try to blow me and my trusty steed off the lights. Tonight it was an flash black Audi S4 , I gave him the benefit of pulling away first just to see if he was up to it and then unleashed the Vara and put him in his place , not once but twice. You would...
  8. Knackered A.T. Engine ?

    Africa Twin
    Anyone got a non running/knackered A.T. engine ? Nothing special, but must be cheap & I'll collect
  9. Wanted: XR250R Honda

    Bikes For Sale / Wanted
    Hoping to find a little used, ideally original, late model for both my daughter and I to learn to ride off-road and as a run-around for me. My time is split between London and Shropshire, so I can get to most places. Look forward to hearing from you, Steve.
  10. The Daily Mail

    Thanks to Merv for highlighting... Whealie, are you paying attention? Read and learn from the master. The Ultimate Daily Mail Story: | Futile Democracy
  11. speed restrictor

    Crossrunner / Crosstourer
    Guys, I have heard that the crosstourer and crossrunner have a speed limiter fitted by honda to ensure that the bike is not driven at unduly fast speeds(130mph for the tourer and 123 for the crossrunner) when it is loaded up....can somebody confirm this and 1. can the speed limiter be...
  12. Hi everyone!

    Africa Twin
    Hi, Long time lurker here, created a forums account but only decided to say hello today (just noticed i haven´t done it yet, shame on me :oops:). Hope to share some knowedge and at the same time learn some my self :thumb: 1993 RD07, 78.000km (plus change), still going strong and showing no signs...
  13. Allow me to introduce myself

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi to all members here from Petar (33), Belgrade - Serbia. Just bought myself an RD04 from a friend. First real motorcycle in my life :) Here is a pic of it Hope to learn as much as possible on this great forum. Best regards
  14. New bike in the Beddows Stable

    Its been on the cards for a while now but I had the pleasure in picking up Ffions Baby Vara last night. Some snaps and vids over on ABR My Baby Vara Great bike for Ffi to learn on.
  15. Shockabsorber. Same model to RD04 and RD07?

    Africa Twin
    Hi all! Is there anyone who knows if the rear cushion/shockabsorber fits between the different models? (RD04/RD07) I have a XRV 750(L). RD04) from 1990, and it seems like the shockabsorber is broken. There is a difference between them, but perhaps it will work anyway. I have a friend with a...
  16. When will people learn........

    ......that motorcycles big or small are not toys!!! BBC News - Boy, 5, dies after accident on child motorcycle No idea yet if he was supervised.... but even so if it was a xmas present then they should have also got him enrolled in a proper riding school :(
  17. Mrs wants to learn, so i got this........

    My better half has decided she want's to learn to ride a bike. We live on a farm so plenty of roads to learn on without traffic. I think she'll be a good rider, very capable. Got fed up trying to find a cheap 125 heap on fleabay so i found this, only £450 brand new!!! The guy has a few more if...
  18. I want to learn how to work on my bike

    Mechanical Advice
    Hi everyone, Any advice on the best way to learn how to do stuff for my bike? I have no technical knowledge or experience at the moment except checking the very basics (oil, brake fluid, chain...) and I'd like to know that I can sort out some simple problems without running to a mechanic - may...
  19. Do DSA instructors learn advanced riding on their course?

    ...and... Well these two posts are a debate all on their own, and I know that Stanbloke and I chatted about this. Do DSA instructors get taught advanced riding on their instructors courses, or do they get taught to teach people how to get through their test? Edited to change the thread...
  20. Learn how to ride off road - DVD

    If you're an advrider you'll have seen this, if not have a look at dualsportriding and the short video intro